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International Students

Students celebrating Mountain Day with their home country's flag. 

Expand your world. Connect across continents.

When you step onto the Dublin School campus, it’s very clear that our international students shape and enrich the community in powerful ways. Every year, we have 10-15% of our student body represented from about 10 different countries around the world. We maintain a balance between international and domestic students and focus on the composition of our international students' backgrounds — all designed to guarantee a full American school experience. As an international student at Dublin, you are encouraged to try new things and fully participate in everything that Dublin offers.

International students who come to Dublin School are motivated to gain proficiency in the English language, explore and gain knowledge in academic subjects in interactive classrooms, make friends from around the world, understand and immerse themselves in new culture and build a solid academic foundation for their academic future. Their achievements are well portrayed by their college acceptances. 

ESL Program

All students whose first-language is not English are required to submit an official TOEFL or Duolingo score along with their admission application. Through the admissions process, in collaboration with families, we will advise English as a Second Language (ESL) to students that would benefit from additional support. We will work closely with every student to ensure that they grow and progress with their English proficiency.  Our ESL course uses a one-on-one model with an ESL Specialist that meets with students twice a week focusing on supporting the students with their development in the English proficiency.

I-20 and Visa Information

Once you are accepted to Dublin School as an international student, you will receive an acceptance email that has a letter of acceptance along with an enrollment contract. Once your family completes the enrollment checklist, the Dublin School SEVIS representative will create and send you an I-20 form electronically. Payment in full of tuition fees can help to ensure a successful visa interview. The original I-20 form must be kept with the student’s passport for the duration of their stay in the United States.

International Student smiling while giving a speech at convocation

International Student Program

Because you decided to study at Dublin School we already know that you are adventurous, driven, energetic and independent. However, we understand that you are still in high school and in need of a nurturing adult presence and guidance in planning your life. Our International Student Coordinator, Mike Kelley, works closely with families, students and Dublin faculty to support every international student. 

Safety is our #1 priority. In the past few years, international families have had to put an immense amount of confidence and trust in Dublin School to keep their children safe. We handle this trust with care and are committed to providing a healthy, safe environment for your student to learn, grow, and connect within. 
We want to ensure that Dublin feels like your home away from home. Students are encouraged to celebrate their home traditions and cultures. This is a community that will celebrate along with you!

Application Requirements:

  • Application (SAO and the Dublin School Application supplement)
  • Student Essays
  • Parent Statement
  • English & Math Teacher Recommendations
  • Character Recommendation
  • Official School Transcript
  • Visit with an interview (in-person or via Zoom)
  • If English is not your first language, your official TOEFL or Duolingo score
  • Any additional documents that you would like to submit

If you have any questions regarding our required documents, please email Jackie Kenney, Associate Director of Admissions.